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OSU softball: Cowgirls add speed, arms in signing class

OSU softball: Cowgirls add speed, arms in signing class

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State softball coach Kenny Gajewski added speed and pitching to Cowgirl softball Wednesday with the signing of four players.

All four players in the class — Katelynn Carwile, Scotland David, Savannah Evans and Avery Hobson — are in Extra Innings Class of 2020 top-200 player ranking.

“We’re really happy with this year’s group,” Gajewski said. “We’re excited about what this class has to offer.”

Carwile, the first to commit in this year’s class, is a talented two-way player from Purcell with strengths as a pitcher, hitter and runner.

“She is a competitive kid like nobody else, it’s one of the things that attracted us to her,” Gajewski said. “It fits our blue-collar mentality here at OSU. She is someone who, if she continues to improve, can walk right in here and play.”

Hobson, the Belton, Missouri, native who ranks No. 64 in national recruiting rankings, in part because of her speed, which shows itself on the basepaths and in her defensive range in the outfield.

“She is a leadoff-type kid, slapper, bunter, but just someone who can really run,” Gajewski said. “I look for her to make an impact here pretty quick as well.”

David is a speedy left-handed hitting outfielder from Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Evans, a product of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, rounds out this year’s class. She is a tall right-handed pitcher who can run and hit as well.

“She has got a work ethic that’s as good as anybody’s here,” Gajewski said. “It has really been starting to click for her as a pitcher and she will continue to improve at the plate.

“This class may be the fastest class I’ve ever had, maybe the fastest class in the country. The athleticism they have and the ability to play multiple position is going to be huge for us. These are going to be players that we can plug and play.”

All four of Wednesday’s signees will join Oklahoma State next fall.

Related Photos
Purcell's Katelynn Carwile (11) pitches against Hilldale in a Class 4A high school softball game during the semifinals of the state fastpitch softball tournament at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee, Okla., Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

Purcell's Katelynn Carwile (11) pitches against Hilldale in a Class 4A high school softball game during the semifinals of the state fastpitch softball tournament at the Ballfields at Firelake in Shawnee, Okla., Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›

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